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New Books Highlight: Graphic Novels

There are some awesome new graphic novels hitting your Shorewood Library YA shelves this week! New graphic novels can be hard to spot because we don’t shelve them with the other new books. Instead, they go right onto the graphic novels shelves where they are usually very quickly scooped up.  Grab these ones soon!

Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledgecover image of Will and Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge

Will (Wilhelmina) is afraid of the dark so when Hurricane Whit comes to town causing a blackout, Will finds herself being tested, again. She already lost both her parents in an accident in the last year, so she’s been keeping a low profile in life while she tries desperately to recover from that trauma. Will’s journey to cope in the dark without the light and strength of her family is told with a unique, flowing layout to the text and drawings. A great read for fans of realistic fiction by authors like John Green and A.S. King.

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shencover image of Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen

A high school battle for popularity, class elections, and overall standing like nothing you’ve seen before. Best pals Nate and Charlie suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of an all-out war when Nate’s geeky robotics crew goes after the cheerleaders that jock Charlie is…fond of. Only one group can get the funding they need, so both groups resort to  rip-roaring pranks causing near total destruction. Nothing can possibly go wrong.

Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas by Jim Ottavianicover image of Primates by Jim Ottaviani

Part biography, part intro to primate biology, all graphic novel. Cool! This is a brief look at the lives and groundbreaking work of three of the 20th centuries most important animal scientists. It’s a quick read that will inspire you to dig deeper into the lives of these three women.